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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/05/2021.

Staff nurse

Job Reference: 358-3080023-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
Ward 16 Leicester Royal Infirmary
£24,907 - £30,615 Per Annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

General Surgery

Ward 16 and Triage – Leicester Royal Infirmary

Band 5 Full Time and Part Time Posts

Do you want to develop your general surgery skills at the Leicester Royal infirmary. We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic band 5 to come and join a fast pace friendly admission ward

All General surgical patient will be moving across to the LRI from the LGH from July 2021 which will be across 4 wards/ Ward 16 will be the admission area so the patients will be quick turnaround patients.

Ward 16 sees a number of patients a day i.e Abscess/ Appendix /Diverticulitis/ Abdo pain and Cancer patients and many more surgical issues. We work closely with a multitude of the MDT and different specialties in the hospital so you will require good communication skills

Ward 16 has a main ward of 30 beds and then a triage area that sees a number of patient a day from GP referral, A& E and other hospitals. In addition we are looking at taking one bay out and making an ambulatory area so patents can go home and then come back in the following day. Have surgery and then be discharged that night to reduce hospital stay


As a Band 5 you will gain ward skills and triage skills on the ward you will develop skills with surgical patients, you also gain management skills due to the pace of the ward and the triage are that is based in the ward.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who thrive on the challenges of supporting patients with general surgical illnesses and be able to support and care for theses patients. Also to work on your own initiative, be forward thinking with good prioritization and organizational skills, and a team player.

We are happy to support with career development and plenty of opportunities to gain skills on the ward and from the other surgical wards also on the unit

We are dedicated to supporting you develop professionally. We are looking forward to welcoming you to join an enthusiastic team with the primary aim of improving patient care.


If you would like more information or an informal visit please contact


Claire Davies ward Sister


Additional contact information

Ruth Brailsford on 07950891213/

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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